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D&D Library Talk: Episode Nine: Making Your RPG Family Friendly

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
D&D Library Talk
Virtual
D&D Library Talk is our podcast on the ins and outs of RPG systems, like Dungeons and Dragons! We talk about how to make sure everyone enjoys the game, whether as a player or game master. In Episode Nine we talk about how to design fun and engaging RPG games for tweens and families. We are joined by Children's Librarian, and D&D enthusiast, Kim Baker as we discuss campaign design and system choice, best practices when leading RPGs for tweens, the social and emotional learning benefits of RPGs, and how to set everyone up for success when playing these games.

Age 12 and up. Access archived and future podcasts and resources on our D&D Library Talk webpage.
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Friday, December 31, 2021
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
All Branches

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program encouraging you to read 1,000 books with your child before they start kindergarten. The program is self-paced and you decide how often and how long you will read to your child. It can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. When you register for the program, you can come pick up a welcome packet, including a finger puppet and physical reading logs to color in! There will also be occasional surprises throughout the game, like stickers, a halfway-there certificate, and more (you can even earn a happy dance with a librarian)! When you finish the program, you’ll receive a graduation certificate, an invite to a quarterly themed storytime, a free book, and a farm friend adoption kit (just a stuffie, not a real one). Sign up online.

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Tiny to Two @ Butler Park

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Tiny to Two
Downtown Library
See note
Families with babies play, sing, read, and talk together at Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park, 812 W. Ninth Street, in Bloomington! We'll meet by the playground and be sitting on the grass, so feel free to bring something to sit on. Ages birth–3. Please register.

A partnership between City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Library.
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Cancelled

Wonderful Ones

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Wonderful Ones
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
This program session has been changed to "Tiny to Two" and will be held at Rev Ernest D Butler Park, 812 W 9th St Bloomington IN on this date.
Families with babies ages birth to 18 months play, sing, read, and talk together with other little ones—then enjoy toy time! Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. Please register individually for each session you will attend.


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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
VITAL English Language Group
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom. Age 18 and up. 

New to VITAL? Fill out the request form to receive registration information. 
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Cancelled

Terrific Twos

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Terrific Twos
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
This program session has been changed to "Tiny to Two" and will be held at Rev Ernest D Butler Park, 812 W 9th St Bloomington IN on this date.
Families with babies ages 18 months to 3 years play, sing, read, and talk together with other little ones—then enjoy toy time! Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. Please register individually for each session you will attend.

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VITAL English Language Group: Conversation

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
VITAL English Language Group
Downtown Library
VITAL Classroom
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom. Age 18 and up.

New to VITAL?  Fill out the request form to receive registration information. 
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D&D Online: Lost in the Stacks

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lost in the Stacks: D&D Online
Virtual
Drop in, adventure through fantastic realms, then leave when you want! These sessions of Dungeons and Dragons are designed to be short, fun, and evolving adventures that anyone can play. All skill levels are welcome! Ages 13–19.

To participate, sign up for a server invite link at mcpl.info/discord, if you haven't already, then drop in.
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Habitat for Humanity

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Library
Auditorium
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

Mindful Movement

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Mindful Movement
Downtown Library
Children's Program Room
Join yoga instructor Lauren Volpp for some physical and mental exercises in mindfulness. We'll set intentions, talk about identity and self-reflection, learn skills for having balance in transition, and more! All abilities are welcome. Yoga mats provided. Masks are required. Ages 7–12.
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MCPL Board of Trustees' Meeting

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 1B & 1C Combo
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Hoosier Hills Genealogy Group

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation

Spaces Reservation

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ellettsville Branch
Ellettsville Meeting Room A
Spaces Reservation
Registration is closed

Beginning Korean Language and Culture

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Beginning Korean Language and Culture
Downtown Library
Program Room 2B
This course introduces the sounds and scripts of Korean, basic grammar, greetings, numbers, days of the week, and more! Students are encouraged to practice speaking through role play. Reading and writing in Hangeul (the written syllabary) is included, as is an introduction to Korean culture. Age 18 and up. Please register.
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Community Stitchers

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library
Meeting Room 2A
Spaces Reservation